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Which is better?

mdwash33
Community Member

Looking at the video settings, you can select between "Max" and "High". Which of those two settings is the better one? It would help if you put resolution numbers under or next to each so that we have an idea of what we are choosing. 

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi there,

The Google Nest help center describes these settings as...

  • High settings uses less bandwidth.
  • Max settings uses more bandwidth.

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9218596 


As this is a community forum supported by other users and community specialist's the best way of getting your thoughts, feedback or feature requests to the people that can make changes is by submitting feedback as detailed within the link below.

Feedback:
https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7071494

Regards,
Cathal

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! And thank you too, @Cathal_S for all of your help.

 

I am just checking in on the conversation to see how it's going. Please let me know if you need assistance from me. 

 

Best regards,

Brad

mdwash33
Community Member

Thanks for checking in. I do see a reply that explains the difference between high and max. Am I to assume that max is also the higher resolution?

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

@mdwash33

 

Yes, the Max settings are better quality but will use up much more energy. If you have a battery powered device, you may want to pick the lower of the two.

 

Best regards,

Brad

mdwash33
Community Member

I have it set up with a solar panel to keep the battery charged. Will that make a difference?

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey mdwash33,

 

Thanks for your patience. That’s a good question! As long as your camera is plugged in and you set the video settings to Max it’ll maintain the video quality and that makes a difference in terms of power sustainability, compared when it’s battery powered where it won’t last long as it affects the video quality when it gets low.

 

I hope that answers your question.

 

I appreciate the help here, Cathal_S and Brad.

 

Thanks,

JT

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

I just wanted to follow up to see if you still need our help. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Regards,

JT

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

Just checking in to make sure that you saw my response. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours. 
 

Best,

JT

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there, 

 

Just checking in to see how the conversation is going. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. We'll leave this thread open for a little longer for follow-up questions and concerns. 

 

Best regards, 

Brad